Our ITT Offer

Our ITT Offer

The Trust brings together expertise from across Primary, Secondary, Special and Further Education in an aim to promote excellence in all aspects of education. Trainees benefit from focused, central and school-based training, working in our academies and partner schools across our 4 geographical areas for the duration of the programme:

  • Greater Manchester
  • West Yorkshire
  • Merseyside
  • Staffordshire

See all of our academies.

Our Primary Courses

Primary 3-7

Primary 5-11

Primary SEND

Our Secondary Courses

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Education
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology 

See all of our courses.

Professional studies programme 

Our year long programme ensures all Associate Teachers gain a knowledge and understanding of the Teaching Standards, with the opportunity to then put their learning into practice. Sessions are tailored to the stage of your training year you are currently at and adapted to individual needs including:

  • Effective Observation
  • What is a curriculum?
  • Lesson Planning
  • Voice and Presence in the Classroom
  • Using TAs Effectively
  • Differentiation
  • Adaptive Teaching
  • Growth Mindset
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Questioning and Feedback
  • Using data to intervene
  • Classroom relationships and behaviour management
  • Safeguarding
  • British Values and the role of PSHE

Further Offer

A Google Chromebook – All trainees will be given a device to use and keep.

In School Training– Courses which start in school from your very first day.

Expert Guidance– Mentors and SLEs from across the Trust are always on hand throughout the year

Safeguarding– ITT specific safeguarding training for all with routine follow-up sessions

Online SK Platform– Free access to our online learning platform which will tailor learning around your needs prior to you starting.

A PGCE and QTS– Successful completion of the course ensures a PGCE from the University of Manchester with 60 credits towards further Masters Level study and Qualified Teacher Status.

Opportunity to bring groups of students and staff to 1 Angel Square for CPD and/or reward meetings and events.

Subject Pedagogy Development– Dedicated sessions from our Curriculum Directors and SLEs to develop your subject knowledge and style of teaching throughout the year.

Home School and Alternative settings– All trainees will take advantage of training in a home school whilst also benefiting from a placement in an alternative academic setting.

Out of phase experience– For Primary, we offer the chance to gain experience in KS3 to best support your students during transition For Secondary, we offer the chance to gain experience in KS2 as well as a KS5 setting at Connell College. All Associate Teachers have the opportunity to gain SEND experience across our Trust